Stuff and Things

Sometimes the best way to move forward is to step back.

I'm back from my summer blog break and ready for a fresh start... and also kind of feeling like I forgot how to write a blog post. But before I talk about the fresh start, let me talk about the break. What did I do with six whole weeks of no blogging? Well, mainly I… Continue reading Sometimes the best way to move forward is to step back.

Ministry

When You’re Ready to Throw In the Towel

  Note: I'm still doling out posts from the archives while I enjoy my summer break. This post originally appeared March 24, 2016. As I write this note and prepare to load this post into the publishing queue, it's the Monday following my latest book launch and this message is one I really needed today.… Continue reading When You’re Ready to Throw In the Towel

Doing Life

11 Simple Life Quotes to Inspire Clutter-Free Living

  Here's an excerpt of a recent article I wrote for Brightpeak Financial blog. *** You’ve cleaned out your closets, given truckloads of stuff to charity, streamlined your schedule and seen firsthand how living with less can free up time, money and energy that you can use to focus on what truly matters. But no… Continue reading 11 Simple Life Quotes to Inspire Clutter-Free Living

Doing Life, Ministry

Faithfulness Doesn’t Mean Perfection

  I thought I was done with my series on faithfulness, but there's one more thing I think needs to be said, and it's important: Being faithful does not mean you have to be perfect. It doesn't mean you always do it right, or that you do it 100% of the time, that you never… Continue reading Faithfulness Doesn’t Mean Perfection

Doing Life, Ministry

Cultivating Faithfulness by Building Good Habits

Last time, we looked at Psalm 37:3 and its many varying translations. One of those translations tells us to "cultivate faithfulness," which is something I've been led to focus on this year. I already talked about my own struggles with faithfulness, especially in the mundane, day-to-day tasks involved with good stewardship.  The big area where… Continue reading Cultivating Faithfulness by Building Good Habits